Vernazza is a town and comune located in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northwestern Italy. Vernazza has no car traffic, and remains one of the truest "fishing villages" on the Italian Riviera. It is the only natural port of Cinque Terre and is famous for its elegant houses.

Vernazza, within the Cinque Terre National Park, is nestled between Monterosso al Mare and Riomaggiore.The town is crossed by steep and narrow alleys that descend towards the main road and end in a small square in front of the marina.

The village has architectural elements of great value, such as loggias, churches, houses - towers and arcades. It is also dominated by the remains of the "castrum", several medieval fortifications dating back to the eleventh century, with a castle and a cylindrical tower and the houses are separated by a single central street and steep stairs named "harpies".

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